City to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Renovations at Holmes Field

City to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Renovations at Holmes Field

WORCESTER – For the second time this month, the City will be celebrating new renovations at a local park with a ribbon cutting.

On Thursday, Aug. 22, the City of Worcester will hold a ceremony for renovations made to Holmes Field at 201 Plantation St.

The $1.38 million renovation project includes the following:

  • the installation of a new accessible playground with areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12 with poured in place rubber safety surfacing
  • two new tennis courts with Pickleball overlays and sports lighting
  • new accessible pathways
  • a picnic area/shelter
  • benches
  • trash receptacles
  • trees
  • perimeter fencing along Plantation St.


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Holmes Field sign at corner of Plantation St. and March St./Photo: Patrick Sargent for

Funding for the renovation was made possible through a City Council Tax Levy Appropriation. The engineer/designer of record was Weston & Sampson and the general contractor was LEI Corp.

Holmes Field is named in honor of Swedish businessman and politician Pehr G. Holmes (1881-1952), who served as Mayor of Worcester from 1917 t0 1920.

Holmes was also a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council (1925-1928) and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1931-1947).


Lead photo: The new playground at Holmes Field/Patrick Sargent for

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    Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.